Flexibility is an important attribute that sets Mother of Divine Grace apart from other schools. MODG has a recommended curriculum for each grade level from PK-12th with integrated methodological and content goals. Furthermore, under the guidance of their educational consultant, families are able to tailor that curriculum to their students' particular needs.
Use an Alternate Recommended Text: Families can choose from a range of text options within the same grade level, each of which meets our academic and methodological goals. The educational consultant will advise parents on the strengths of each option to determine the best text selection for the specific student.
Use a Text from the grade above or below: Students can work across multiple grade levels, based on the student's mastery and progress in each course. Throughout the year, the consultant and parent will review the student's assessments or other progress reports, such as standardized test scores, to determine the best placement and pacing for each course, while still making use of the MODG curriculum choices for that grade level and subject.
Use an Alternate Approved Text: Some families wish to include a subject MODG does not formally offer, such as modern foreign languages, or have found a particular text not offered in the MODG curriculum to be more helpful to their students. MODG has reviewed nearly a thousand alternate academic texts; your educational consultant can recommend a range of approved texts for subjects not formally offered in the curriculum and provide insight regarding alternate texts to replace the recommended text choice for a particular subject. Text changes must be made with the consent of the consultant. Any approved course not contained in our standard curriculum is given MODG credit on our transcripts. Please note, at the high school level we require our students to complete at least two of our standard courses each year.
Course Approvals: If the family has a specific text in mind, not yet reviewed by MODG, the educational consultant can help the family complete a "course approval" form. MODG will review the text, and, in most cases, approve it. A course will not be approved if it either contains material contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church, or if the difficulty level of the material is not appropriate to the grade level. This is especially important in high school, in order to ensure that the material used will qualify for high school credit.